The first volume in the Core Concepts of Higher Education series, The History of U.S. Higher Education rebuilds a constructive relationship between the field of higher education and the disciplinary field of history. Written primarily for students in higher education graduate and PhD programs, this book explores critical methodological issues in the history of American higher education, including often-overlooked issues such as race, class, gender, and sexuality.
Chapters include: Reflective exercises that combine theory and practice, Research Method Tips, and Further Reading Suggestions. The text allows students to understand the processes that historians use when conducting their own research.
Leading historians and those at the forefront of new research explain how historical literature is discovered and written, and provide readers with the methodological approaches to conduct historical higher education research of their own. The contributors guide readers as they develop a rich appreciation for the craft of history and the importance of understanding higher education’s past.